Jania capillacea   Harvey,  1853 (Algae)
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Taxonomy
Kingdom:Plantae
Phylum:Rhodophyta
Class: Florideophyceae
Order:Corallinales
Family:Corallinaceae

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Description
The thalli are epiphytic on Turbinaria or on other larger algal species, forming fine, thick, pinkish clumps. Branches are calcified, branching repeatedly dichotomous and divaricate which form acute angles; interdichotomal segments are 64-107 µ in diameter and are 950-1293 µ long, 4 to 10 times longer than broad; the apical segments are generally shorter and are 190-355µ in length.

Fertile specimens are characterized by the presence of conceptacles at the distal end of the segments; conceptacles at the tips of the ultimate segment are generally slightly compressed, ovate in shape with a pair of segments extending diagonally from the sides of the conceptacle resembling a pair of horns; conceptacles are open at their apical ends by a distinct pore.


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Ecology

Biogeography


• Tamil Nadu INDIA
• Lakshadweep (Lat: 11) (Long: 72.5) INDIA
• Lakshadweep, Minicoy (Lat: 11) (Long: 72.5) INDIA
• Lakshadweep INDIA
• INDIA
• MALDIVES
• MAURITIUS
• PAKISTAN
• SEYCHELLES
• YEMEN
• Lakshadweep, Minicoy INDIA
• Lakshadweep, Kalpeni INDIA
• Lakshadweep, Kavaratti INDIA
• Lakshadweep, Amini INDIA
• Lakshadweep, Andrott INDIA
• Lakshadweep, Kadamatt INDIA
• Lakshadweep, Suheli INDIA
• Lakshadweep, Kilttan INDIA
• Lakshadweep, Agatti INDIA
• Lakshadweep, Chettalatt INDIA
• Lakshadweep, Bangaram INDIA
• Lakshadweep, Bitra INDIA

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